Fisheries Consulting

Fisheries remain the only food sector in the world that directly exploits wild resources. More than a century of overfishing and ineffective fisheries management has degraded most fish stocks and aquatic ecosystems to a level at which future returns are not secured – threatening aquatic life and the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on it.
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Fishery Improvement Services

Blueyou has been managing fishery improvement projects (FIPs) for many years and offers tailor-made service solutions for fishery improvement to fishery stakeholders, market actors and NGOs. Our services for FIPs do not only include overall project management, reporting and monitoring procedures, but also technical analysis and guidance, participatory approaches for co-management models and the inclusion of social and socioeconomic aspects.

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Fishery Organization, Awareness Creation and Capacity Building

Blueyou facilitates empowerment among fishery stakeholders including NGOs as well as private and governmental institutions in order to support governance, in developing countries in particular. Specifically for small-scale fisheries, we facilitate the strengthening of fishery stakeholders' capacities to manage coastal resources by participatory means.

Fair Trade Models for Small-Scale Fisheries

Blueyou addresses the specific challenges of artisanal small-scale fisheries in the realm of market access, compliance with food safety and quality requirements, as well as functional catch documentation and traceability schemes. By linking small-scale fisheries to attractive consumer markets and Fair Trade models, we aim to improve market access, optimize benefits for local stakeholders and build-up community-based capacities to co-manage aquatic resources.

Economic Analysis, Trade and Value Chains

Blueyou performs economic studies on seafood trade patterns and value chains as a basis for more efficient and effective use of aquatic resources and optimized economic benefits for fishery stakeholders.

Resource Assessment and Impact Studies

Blueyou is experienced in empirical analysis as well as in modelling of biological and economic aspects of aquatic resource utilization. In order to create reliable databases for modelling, we design and implement data collection schemes, as well as ecological and socio-economic impact assessments.

Catch Documentation, Quality Assurance and Traceability

Blueyou supports fisheries in all aspects of product quality and food safety, safeguarding market access and improved product-valorization by proper fishing and post-harvest processing practices. We develop catch documentation schemes and offers fishery-specific solutions for product integrity and traceability along seafood supply chains.

Governance, Policies and Fishery Management

Effective environmental and fisheries policies integrate science and harvest control rules with efficient structures for enforcement on a national or international level. Blueyou promotes co-management models in multi-stakeholder initiatives for consensus building between private and governmental institutions, in particular for small-scale and inland fisheries

References

2015

Fishery assessment and planning of fishery improvement for small-scale artisanal fisheries in the Philippines, Brazil and Chile
Principal: EKO Asset Management Partners (US)

Development of business plan for fishery intervention and seafood processing by SME company in the Philippines, Brazil and Chile
Principal: EKO Asset Management Partners (US)

Fishery improvement and traceability implementation for tuna fishery and processing plant in the Maldives
Principal: Private industry client Maldives


2014

Fisheries value chain and sector analysis of Vietnamese fisheries (production, supply chains, markets etc.)
Principal: EKO Asset Management Partners / OCEANA (US)

Fishery Assessment and Planning of Fishery Improvement (FIP) for small-scale artisanal fisheries in the Philippines
Principal: EKO Asset Management Partners / OCEANA (US)

Fisheries value chain and sector analysis of Peruvian fisheries (production, supply chains, markets etc.)
Principal: EKO Asset Management Partners / OCEANA (US)

2013

Study and research on fishing fleet overcapacity in EU waters
Principal: Greenpeace International

Design of fishery improvement mechanism for small-scale fisheries in SE Asia Principal: European NGO


2012

Benchmark of major fisheries standards against the Seafood Watch criteria
Principal: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Assessment of capacity and excess capacity of European fisheries relative to stocks of key interest
Principal: Greenpeace Netherlands


Evaluation of social standards for fishery certification and applicability for small-scale fisheries in Mexico 

Principal: The Walton Family Trust

2011

Technical study and planning of a fishery improvement initiative for a small-scale scallop fishery in Argentina

Principal: Private French company


Technical study and planning of a fishery improvement initiative for small-scale mixed fisheries in Chile and Peru

Principal: Various European companies and NGO’s


2010

Project management for fishery improvement of a small-scale inland fishery for freshwater prawns in India
Principal: Private German company


Project management for fishery improvement of small scale tuna fisheries in the Philippines
Principal: WWF and private European companies


2009

Evaluation and planning of a fishery improvement initiative for an artisanal coastal tuna fisheries in the Philippines
Principal: Private European company


 

Evaluation and planning of a fishery improvement initiative for inland-based freshwater prawn fishery in India
Principal: Private German company


2008

Technical planning of pilot projects for fishery improvement of artisanal fisheries in Senegal
Principal: GTZ Germany Responsible Fisheries Programme


2007

Feasibility study for eco-labelling of artisanal coastal fisheries in Senegal
Principal: GTZ Germany Responsible Fisheries Programme


2006

Concept study and project planning for fishery improvement of Russian inland fisheries
Principal: Private German company


2005

Feasibility study: Sustainable fisheries management and eco-label­ling of mixed-species inland fisheries in Eastern Europe and Russia
Principal: Private Swiss company


Evaluation and scientific resource assessment for small-scale scallop fishery in Peru 
Principal: Swiss Organisation for Facilitation of Investment (SOFI), Incofin Belgium, Cordaid Netherlands


Technical sustainability assessment of Lake Erie fisheries (Canada)
Principal: Private German company


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